Parenting

Resilience Booster: Parent Tip Tool

There is a large body of research supporting the importance of building resilience to help prevent negative consequences of environmental stressors. Read more ›

How Parents Can Help Kids Overcome Five Common Friendship Hurdles

You can’t choose your children’s friends, but here’s how you can help them manage five frustrating friendship pitfalls. Read more ›

Fear Of Never Moving Out: Five Ways Parents Can Encourage Young Adults’ Career Success

You’re all set to turn your recent grad’s bedroom into a home office and get your laptop off the kitchen table, but there’s no sign that she and her Coachella posters are in a hurry to move out. Or, maybe your late-twenties son is back home after a job layoff and spends more time on video games than his resume. These conditions are ripe for what I call FONMO: Fear of never moving out. Read more ›

Launching Late: How to Help Your Child with Failure to Launch

“Failure to launch” has been used recently to describe grown children who, for one reason or another, aren’t willing or able to leave their family home to pursue their own goals, lead independent lives and become self-sufficient. Read more ›

Parenting a Young Child with Autism

Sometimes parents don’t want to have their child screened for autism because they are afraid of labels, stigma and limitations. But while overwhelming, diagnosis can also bring support, services and maybe even relief. Read more ›

5 Ways to Help a Child With Autism Learn Social Skills

Of course no parent likes to watch a child struggle in any scenario. For parents of children with autism, that struggle often takes place in social situations — in a classroom, on a playground or during a simple conversation. Read more ›

Autism Resources from Sesame Workshop [web resource]

Explore Sesame Workshop’s free, bilingual resources to help support the autistic children in your life. Read more ›

Communicating With Your Teen—How to Approach Conversations With Empathy and Understanding

Establishing a connection with your teen is the basis for effectively supporting their mental well-being and social and emotional learning. When we love someone, we are interested in them and in their thoughts and feelings. As your child grows, communication is one way of showing your love and respect for your growing child. Read more ›

5 Simple Tips to Help You Have a Real Conversation With Your Teen

Parents often talk about how tough it is to talk to teenagers, how their kids won’t say anything or listen to them. Child and adolescent psychologist, family therapist, and author Shelja Sen shares five essential strategies that can make a huge difference in building a stronger connection. Read more ›

Social Media & Mental Health

A 2022 Pew Research Center study revealed that nearly 80% of 13-17 year-olds check at least one social media feed at least hourly, and over a third said they did so “almost constantly.” How can we develop healthy social media practices that support, not hinder, our mental health? Read more ›

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